Let’s get formalities out of the way…
I’ve been working with my buddy, pal, friend, and boss: Harddrive, who is a DnB / Jungle DJ here in Austin, TX. He’s definitely way cooler than I could ever be:
Instead of me trying to write up something that would totally butcher up what he is, Here are some words directly from the man himself:
Over the last 7 years, I’ve been playing music in and around Austin, TX. From genre-specific club nights to special events looking for off-the-beaten-path musical styles, my focus continues to be on providing rarer grooves to the ears of discerning listeners. A huge part of my musical passion includes helping and supporting the local scene and consistently learning from all the amazing veteran DJs we have in our city today.
Recently, on the club side of things, I’ve been channelling the majority of my efforts into promoting and playing in several monthly residencies with a focus on DnB under the moniker “Harddrive”. Aside from the Sonar and Drum-Soul monthlies, I can be found spinning deep house at the end of each month on Abstrakt nights or the occasional vintage disco/soul/funk tune under my regular name at a one-off show or independent event.
You can check out Harddrive at harddrivednb.com
With that introduction out of the way
I’m really really excited to share this news with y’all (you all).
Recently, he’s learned more about the things I’ve been doing on my channel at Twitch.tv and we talked about an idea on how we can blend the two genres, live gaming broadcasting and live DJ set mixing, together.
We are taking a game, Limbo, that has dark imagery and has a clean canvas when it comes to it’s soundtrack. This is being played by yours truly. Here’s an example of what Limbo is like:
On the soundtracking side, we are introducing musical themes such as dark and eerie dub techno, minimal dubstep, and deep DnB that will be mixed by Harddrive.
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The project that we are debuting this Saturday is combining the visual elements of video gaming with the creative flows of DJ mixing to create an unique take of how we watch and listen. The goal of our project to try something new and see what it can evolve into.
In our worlds, we are surrounded with a whole lot of the same. We, collectively, want to stir things up and produce something that goes in a different creative direction and push the envelope of what is possible.
Come check it out, it will be on http://www.twitch.tv/tinner10tin at 8pm TEXAS time. I hope to see y’all there!